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Spending $1200, need approval of my build.

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Motherboard - Asus P8P67 pro?deluxe?( I am not changing the motherboard).

CPU - I5 2500k

GPU - xfx 6950 2gb ( I will be playing games such as SC2, CS source, wow, might try out crysis, top games). I don't play much though maybe twice a week at 1hr each day I play) I want to play all my games at max settings.
Any other cards you will recommend in the price area.

Monitor - I already got a Dell 24" u23 something. Its a ips panel. 1920 x 1080p. ( People say you need a 2gb video card to get max for this type of screen true or false?)

RAM - Corsair Vengeance 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit. ( I was thinking of going 16gb because getting 8gb is only about $100). Also I am using photoshop to create a website.

PSU - Corsair 750W( I already got this. In the future I will crossfire, you think its enough. My plan also is to OC my cpu to 4.5ghz

CPU Heatsink - I don't know yet but a watercooled one, for example H70 or antec. What do you think? I am OC to 4.5ghz.

CASE - Already got a Coolermaster sniper.

HDD - OCZ Vertex 2 Extended Sandforce 120GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD. ( I want fast and it only cost $150).

What do you guys think. I would love recommendations. I was looking around at other builds and I will probably use there guides and go the andy route.

** Important question. I was watching videos and reading other forums and I noticed that this asus board gives problems. I saw some things like double boot etc. What are your experiences, is this board really a pain in the butt.

The video card does it give any problems such as noises? I read that SC2 is a gpu killer or was it cpu killer true?

Thanks guys. Sorry for the fast write up
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I5 2500k 4.4ghz Asus P8P67 Pro B3 Sapphire 6950 2gb Corsair vengeance 8gb 1600 
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Corsair performance 3 128 gb SSD Windows 7 Dell 24" Corsair 750w 
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I5 2500k 4.4ghz Asus P8P67 Pro B3 Sapphire 6950 2gb Corsair vengeance 8gb 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Corsair performance 3 128 gb SSD Windows 7 Dell 24" Corsair 750w 
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post #2 of 17
Make some change:
Mobo- gigabyte z68x ud4
Ram- 8gb gskill ripjawsX 1600mhz
Gpu- msi hd6950 2gb twin frozr3(stay away from XFX)
Cooler- antec kuhler H620/H920/noctura nh d14(air cooler)

Ssd- crucial c300 64gb sata3(significantly faster than sata2 ssd)
HOPE YOU LIKE MY SUGGESTION
Edited by Aniket - 5/28/11 at 2:06am
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Phenom II X6 1100T Asus M5A97 Evo R2.0 MSI HD6950 TF III PE 2GB unlocked @ HD6970 2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz CL9 @ 1800MHz ... 
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1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
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Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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post #3 of 17
Also, you can get the Antec Earthwatts 750W instead of the corsair, to save some $$.
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Seagate 1TB 7200RPM SATA II HDD Crucial MX300 1050GB Disconnected Noctua NH-C14 
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Seagate 1TB 7200RPM SATA II HDD Crucial MX300 1050GB Disconnected Noctua NH-C14 
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post #4 of 17
Looks good to me. I would personally get the Sapphire GPU. The 8gb ram is good enough. You can always use that extra $100 for something else.
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post #5 of 17
For gods sake don't take xfx gpu,they are horrible,you'll hear lot of complains about xfx,
msi hd6950 twin frozr3 is the best option.
Since you'll get a ssd you better spend on a z68 chipset mobo because z68 supports ssd caching.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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post #6 of 17
SSD caching is pointless for running a SSD as an OS drive. As all it does is make it a place to stick most used info so that reads are faster. Pretty much hybrid of a SSD and mechanical. So its pointless getting a z68 chipset if the HD is a SSD capable to handle all of the info the OS is going to house.
 
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Crucial M4 128GB SSD SATA 3.0 M4-CT128M4SSD1 Corsair H80 v2i AIO liquid cooling Windows 10 Professional x64 47 inch Samsung LCD HD TV 
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Corsair 850w modular stock 
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Crucial M4 128GB SSD SATA 3.0 M4-CT128M4SSD1 Corsair H80 v2i AIO liquid cooling Windows 10 Professional x64 47 inch Samsung LCD HD TV 
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Corsair 850w modular stock 
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post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
The reason I am choosing the mobo is I might make it a hackintosh later on.
FIRST BUILD
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k 4.4ghz Asus P8P67 Pro B3 Sapphire 6950 2gb Corsair vengeance 8gb 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Corsair performance 3 128 gb SSD Windows 7 Dell 24" Corsair 750w 
Case
CM STORM SNIPER BLK 
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FIRST BUILD
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k 4.4ghz Asus P8P67 Pro B3 Sapphire 6950 2gb Corsair vengeance 8gb 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Corsair performance 3 128 gb SSD Windows 7 Dell 24" Corsair 750w 
Case
CM STORM SNIPER BLK 
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post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
bump would love to get more suggestion. Thanks oc peers.
FIRST BUILD
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k 4.4ghz Asus P8P67 Pro B3 Sapphire 6950 2gb Corsair vengeance 8gb 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Corsair performance 3 128 gb SSD Windows 7 Dell 24" Corsair 750w 
Case
CM STORM SNIPER BLK 
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FIRST BUILD
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k 4.4ghz Asus P8P67 Pro B3 Sapphire 6950 2gb Corsair vengeance 8gb 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Corsair performance 3 128 gb SSD Windows 7 Dell 24" Corsair 750w 
Case
CM STORM SNIPER BLK 
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post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
last bump. input guys.
FIRST BUILD
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k 4.4ghz Asus P8P67 Pro B3 Sapphire 6950 2gb Corsair vengeance 8gb 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Corsair performance 3 128 gb SSD Windows 7 Dell 24" Corsair 750w 
Case
CM STORM SNIPER BLK 
  hide details  
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FIRST BUILD
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k 4.4ghz Asus P8P67 Pro B3 Sapphire 6950 2gb Corsair vengeance 8gb 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Corsair performance 3 128 gb SSD Windows 7 Dell 24" Corsair 750w 
Case
CM STORM SNIPER BLK 
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post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by -X3- View Post
Also, you can get the Antec Earthwatts 750W instead of the corsair, to save some $$.
He said he already has that psu
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